|LUNA ROSE IN HER DIRECTOR’S CHAIR photo courtesy of Missy Haas
TODAY THE WORD is SPECULATION. With so much turmoil and talk of military action in Syria and other hot spots in the world, the stock market is “speculating” and reacting by the Dow Jones average dropping significantly. This is one of the meanings of speculation (2) as seen below.
the forming of a theory or conjecture without firm evidence.
“there has been widespread speculation that he plans to quit”
investment in stocks, property, or other ventures in the hope of gain but with the risk of loss.
“the company’s move into property speculation”
This topic is focused on the 1st meaning of speculation which affects us common folks the most. Speculation or the forming of a theory or conjecture without firm evidence happens a lot in our environment, at either work or home. It is easy to form theory (or as I like to call it an opinion) without all of the facts and react to others due to this speculation. When I think back, especially when I was younger, it was easy to make assumptions, and speculate as to how someone else felt. The phrase “quick to judge” was an attitude which was present and I am not saying this as something to be proud of; as a matter of fact I will speculate it was destructive in several areas of my life. As I grew older, and as I had experienced more life experiences; I grew slower to judge things. As I grew closer in my faith; I became more understanding; not more accepting of many things; but more understanding in how someone was a certain way or they had not found their way. I would like others to ponder this thought, if we are not to judge others and we are not to do that; how do we teach our young people what is wrong? How do we not speculate on others actions? How do we love without judgment and scorn? How do we teach and not preach so much? Life is a puzzle and some pieces are harder to place than others. I don’t have the answers to life but I know where to look and what to do when I need answers and how quiet I need to be while looking for the answers. What is not speculation but a firm knowledge of how life became easier when I accepted a great source of “the book of knowledge” and found God’s word. When I slow my human thoughts down and seek with earnest, pray with determination, and expect with strong faith, God can be heard. Without speculation and with a lot of faith, I can accept some things I found hard to accept and allow God to work those issues out. I do not want to speculate a forever destination; I read the “roadmap of Heaven” on a daily basis.
DAILY FEATURED BIBLE VERSE:
King James Bible 1 Timothy 1:4Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister questions, rather than godly edifying which is in faith: so do.
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